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Hangin' With ... ESPN Int'l SVP Of Production, Programming, Marketing & Ad Sales Bunnell

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 16

Tim Bunnell TIM BUNNELL is the senior VP of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN Int'l. In his capacity, he keeps a close eye on the network's Latin American operati...

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07/14/16
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07/13/16
AFA Head Denies Report Of New Coach

Argentine FA President Luis Segura "has said that no one has the authority to elect a new national team coach at the moment" and denied media reports out of Italy that Marcelo Bielsa has been named to replace outgoing Manager Gerardo Martino, according to ESPN.com Segura -- a member of FIFA's ruling ...

Tags: International Football, South America

07/13/16
Golfers Spark Claim Of Zika Overreaction

Int'l Golf Federation President Peter Dawson accused his sport’s leading players of "overreaction" regarding the zika virus threat after U.S. golfer Jordan Spieth "became the latest to withdraw from the Olympics," according to Ewan Murray of the London GUARDIAN. Spieth’s decision me ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

07/13/16
Source: Rio 2016 Has $151M Deficit

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Tags: Olympics, Brazil

07/12/16
Sharapova's Doping Ban Appeal Postponed

A ruling on Maria Sharapova's appeal of her two-year doping ban "has been postponed until September, ruling her definitively out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro," according to CBS. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday that Sharapova and the Int'l Tennis Federation "agreed to defer the ...

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07/11/16
Helicopters, GPS Will Spot Floating Trash

Starting at 6am, trash-collection boats "receiving GPS coordinates will sweep up debris before each day of Olympic sailing kicks off in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay," according to Stephen Wade of the AP. World Sailing CEO Andy Hunt acknowledged that Rio "is difficult." He "raised an unfavorable co ...

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Hangin' With ... Leonardo Picciani

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07/08/16
Maradona Calls For Audit Of AFA

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07/08/16
Montgomerie: IOC May Reconsider Golf

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Rio Costs Running 51% Over Budget

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